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I've read a few articles about using 2012 as the brains behind your next SAN.  Wondering if anyone has ventured down this path and would be willing to share your experiences.  Looking for a cost effective solution for very basic needs (file shares and low-performance VM's).

Still reading, but I thought I'd throw out the question to you fine folks.  :-)

Thanks!

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Eric,

not exactly a SAN, but behind a Hyper-V cluster I would prefer SMB3 shares to an iSCSI SAN every time. Rock solid, and bandwith management works a treat.

The iSCSI target seems to perfrom better with Hyper-V than with ESXi but then it has been this way with Storage Server as well.

Haven't tried block replication in production yet so can't really share anything about that.

FWIW,

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Eric

I've not done it on Server as the licensing has always been an issue, not in your case.
We've used HPE VSA which will run on older kit as iSCSI Targets
Consumes a lot of storage on Network RAID, but overall is very good.
Main page http://www8.hp.com/ie/en/products/storage-software/product-detail.html?oid=5306917


Basic 1TB appliance http://www8.hp.com/ie/en/products/data-storage/free-vsa.html

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